January 29, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday , February 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM. The Board will: 

  1. Hear a Police Department Promotional Ceremony - Lt. Christine Preston and Sgt. Karl Simandl
  2. Swear-In Officer Cody J. Smith
  3. Make a Proclamation for Lt. Paul Sullivan on His Retirement 
  4. Hear a Presentation by the Police Department on Lean Process
  5. Hear a Presentation by the Library on Lean Process
  6. Hold a Public Hearing on the vacation of N. Sherburn Place and Land Discontinuance
  7. Consider a Resolution for N. Sherburn Place Vacation and Land Discontinuance  
  8. Hear a Presentation on Road and Alley Long Range Program

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Are you eligible for a lottery credit?


To qualify for the lottery and gaming credit on your 2013 real property tax bill, an owner must be a Wisconsin resident, the owner of the property, and use the property as his or her primary residence as of January 1, 2013.  A property owner may claim only one primary residence and receive only one credit.  The lottery and gaming credit cannot be claimed on business property, rental units, vacation property, vacant land, garages or other property that is not the primary residence of the owner.   


Review your tax bill to determine if your property has received the lottery and gaming credit.  A line for the lottery and gaming credit is located below the Total and First Dollar Credit lines on the tax bill.  If an amount is listed on this line, the property received the credit.  If no amount is reflected no credit was provided.

If you are unsure if you qualify for the credit or would like more information on how to obtain the credit, contact the Village Clerk at 414-847-2608 to discuss this matter. 



Election News


A Primary Election will be conducted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 for the School Board race. All three locations will be used for the February 18 Primary Election.



Location                                                           Wards

Library/Village Center, 3920 N Murray Avenue      1, 2, 3, 4

Shorewood High School, 1701 E Capitol Drive       5, 6, 7, 8

Lake Bluff School, 1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd             9, 10, 11, 12




Absentee voting and registration in the Clerk's Office, 3930 N Murray Avenue, will conclude on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. and registration will resume on Election Day at each polling location.  Please remember to bring proof of residence when you are registering to vote.


If you have additional questions regarding Election Day, please contact the Village Clerk at 414-847-2608.



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Connect with Welcome New Neighbors! 


The Welcome New Neighbor (WNN) Program would like to invite you to attend the upcoming monthly Meet and Greet on February 8 at Indulgence Chocolatier from 10 - 11am.  Please RSVP to welcome@villageofshorewood.org.  


Sign up! The WNN has a new link to sign up to the monthly newsletter - informative pieces for all residents, geared towards those new to the Village. Get in the know and then share this information with your new neighbors. The link is:   http://eepurl.com/GyAOT 


NEW! WNN has created a "Get Started" page which gathers resources from across Shorewood in one spot on the Welcome New Neighbors page of the Village website. It is a work in progress. We hope you will find it very useful and encourage you to give Program Director, Jenny Steinman Heyden, your ideas of what other information you might find helpful when moving to Shorewood at welcome@villageofshorewood.org. The link for that "Get Started" Guide is here


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Shorewood PD Citizens' Academy begins in March

On March 6, the Shorewood Police Department will kick-off its 11th Citizens' Academy session. The program, which began in 2004, has been well received and remains a popular program within the community.

The academy consists of a series of classroom instruction and some hands-on applications of several different topics relating to law enforcement and the criminal justice system. In addition, students get to spend time as a ride-along observer with a Shorewood Police Officer.

Some of the topics covered in the program include traffic and OWI enforcement, drug enforcement, domestic violence, defensive and arrest tactics, criminal investigations, the criminal justice system, crime prevention, and other community based issues.

Participants even get instruction on firearms and, if they choose, can take a turn on the range actually firing department weapons under the guidance of a range officer.  

The goal of the Citizens' Academy is to promote citizen interaction with the police department and to make people feel more comfortable with police officers. A truly safe community means a working partnership between the police department and the citizens. This program encourages better awareness of what people need from the police department and what the police department needs from them.

Participants of the Citizens Academy must be 18 years of age or older and must live, work, or own property in Shorewood. Exceptions are made to college students who are interested in a career in criminal justice or are enrolled in a criminal justice program.

The Citizens' Academy meets every Thursday night for 10 weeks from 7 until 10 p.m. It is held in the lower level of the Village Center.

Those interested in attending the next Citizens' Academy need to complete a registration application which is available at the Shorewood Police Department or it can be completed online at the department's website, www.villageofshorewood.com/police. Class size is limited; so those interested are urged to sign up as soon as possible.

If you would like additional information on the Citizen's Academy, contact Lt. Jeff Schmidt at the Police Department at 847-2610 or send him an e-mail at jschmidt@villageofshorewood.org

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  Teen Photo Contest 


Shorewood Library's second ever Online Teen Photo Contest is on! It is open to teens in grades 7-12, from amateur photographers to aspiring artists. Teens may submit up to three original photos before March 28 to be considered for the contest. The winner receives a photography prize pack plus their work will be framed and hung in the library's Teen Space. Submit your work and find out more at the contest's base on Tumblr: shorlibteens.tumblr.com. Submissions via email are also welcome: splteen@mcfls.org.



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Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year Competition

Application Deadline:
February 28, 2014

Shorewood's Neighborhood of the Year competition is a way to acknowledge closely knit blocks in our community. Celebrations, work and service projects, block parties, intergenerational activities, regular e-mail communications and more connect our residents in special ways that contribute to the high quality of life in our Village. Shorewood has a reputation for promoting healthy neighborhoods and connecting its residents in a variety of fun, interactive and meaningful ways!
The Shorewood Connects Neighbors project is seeking applications for its fourth annual "Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year" competition. Applications will be reviewed by an evaluation panel and the winning neighborhood will be featured in Shorewood Today magazine in addition to having an opportunity to march behind a "Neighborhood of the Year" banner at the Village's annual 4th of July parade. Permanent street signs noting the award will be placed on the winning block.
Applications are judged according to the following criteria: inclusiveness, communication and organization, and whether the block incorporates a service element. Applications are limited to one per neighborhood (a neighborhood usually encompasses one to four blocks) and will be accepted through February 28, 2014. 
Completed applications should be returned to Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave., or sent via e-mail attachment to Elizabeth Price at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, eprice@villageofshorewood.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Kelley, Shorewood Connects Facilitator at 414.961.7262 or sue@suekelleyconsulting.com.


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Shorewood High School Winter Play


The Performing Arts Department of Shorewood High School proudly announces "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" as its winter play.  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin Concentration Camp, and only about 100 were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of World War II. One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. It's her play and it's theirs.


"I Never Saw Another Butterfly" premieres on Friday, February 7 and runs through Sunday, February 9, 2014.  All performances will be in the Shorewood High School Auditorium.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. with the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Tickets are available from any cast member, by mailing your order to Shorewood High School (Attn. Mr. Joe King), by calling the box office at 414-963-6940, or by emailing the box office at BoxOffice@shorewood.k12.wi.us.


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Sustainable Shorewood

The Shorewood staff continues to look for ways to make our office more sustainable. Starting in 2014, we are now using recycled paper throughout Village Hall. Switching to recycled paper was identified as a 2014 initiative as a part of our on-going implementation of the Sustainability Action Plan.


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Calendar of Events  


Lake Bluff School Movie Night: Despicable Me 

Fri., Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.
Lake Bluff Cafeteria
"Despicable Me" will be presented sponsored by the PTO. Popcorn and drinks available are available for $1 each. Bring a pillow, blanket or sleeping bag for comfort. Parents must accompany children. Free to all.


Shorewood School District "Band-O-Rama"

Wed. Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

The annual concert showcasing the Shorewood School District's entire band program is slated for 7 p.m. on February 19. Featuring the combined Atwater and Lake Bluff fifth and sixth grade bands, Shorewood Intermediate School seventh grade concert band and eighth grade Symphonic Band and Shorewood High School Concert Band, the third installment of Band-O-Rama will take place in the High School arena, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. 


The purpose of this program is to show students and their parents the progression of musicianship from beginners all the way through high school. 


Admission to all district band concerts are free.

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Lottery Credit?
Election News
Welcome Neighbors
Citizens' Academy
Teen Photo Contest
Neighborhood of the Year
SHS Winter Play
Sustainable Shorewood

Village Board Meeting

Monday, February 03, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room


Municipal Court
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at 5 PM
Court Room


Elder Services Board

Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 4 PM

Committee Room


Design Review Board

Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 5 PM

Committee Room


Conservation Committee

Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 7 PM

Committee Room  


Community Development Authority 

Friday, February 07, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Committee Room   


Special Board Meeting: Vision Plan
Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6 PM
Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee

Tuesday, Feburary 11, 2014 at 7 PM

Committee Room 


Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5 PM



Quote of the Week

Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.

Pete Seeger

Health Tip


Don't forget your pets - bring them indoors. If they can't come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

Environmental Tips

Buy products in reusable containers such as glass jars and sturdy plastic dairy tubs. Reuse these containers when buying bulk foods, for leftovers and mixing concentrated juice.
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